Brown Packaging Tape 66m
Brown Packaging Tape 66m Review
What’s the one warehouse essential that can tie everything together? Packaging tape. The wrong product can wreak havoc on your operations, while the right one will secure your goods. The tape is needed to keep your company’s shipments secure, being a protective measure that prevents theft or damage when products are being shipped. The kind of packaging you use for your business is technically an extension of your business name and brand, since how the shipments are presented will determine the kind of first impression they make on the recipients of the packages. Having the best products around, designed with high standards of professionalism, will not matter if the packages themselves get to their target audience when they are damaged, or have signs that they have been tampered with. Products like the Brown Packaging Tape 66m come in to prevent this from happening. The integrity of the seal is a combination of the tape being used, the material of the box or carton, the application method, and the environment in which the goods are stored. In this review of the packaging tape, we will also look at measures to put in place when sealing your goods in order to protect them in storage, and when in transit.
Value Of The Brown Packaging Tape 66m
This acrylic-based packaging tape can be used in different residential and commercial sectors – from securing dry items in industrial complexes, parcels being shipped out by ecommerce stores, assembling warning signage to meeting different posting needs. You can use it on cardboard materials, plastic, paper products, chrome and painted surfaces. The Brown Packaging Tape 66 M should be used for indoor applications, and has been designed to be easy to work with to seal your goods. You get to meet your daily wrapping needs and box up standard packages, and even seal plastic panels.
Regarding the usage, if you plan to just work with the Brown Packaging Tape 66 M occasionally, then you can simply use it without any additional mechanism, cutting the required strips of tape. However, in case you’re handling loads of packages, such as those in the supply chain industry, then handy tools like a packaging tape dispenser will enable you to cover more ground within a shorter time. The high stretchability of this product means that you can seal large packages with less tape.
High resistance to environmental factors
During transit and storage, the packages are faced by different conditions, and you want to ensure that the seal that has been applied gets to last all through, strongly securing your items. The high resistance of the Brown Packaging Tape 66 M enables it to withstand the impacts encountered during transit, as well as high temperatures, retaining a firm seal. The tough nature of the product also makes it applicable to both manual and automatic processes, that way you can seal your package in the way that you find to be the most convenient for you.
Note that the Brown Packaging Tape 66 M is not suitable for greasy or wet surfaces, and should also not be used in frozen conditions.
We understand your need to keep tight control over your packaging costs, to prevent them from eating into your operating profits. The budget-friendly pricing of the Brown Packaging Tape 66 M enables you to make this a reality. Each pack has 6 rolls, and the length of each individual reel enables you to cover lots of surface, giving you more value out of each product purchased. Moreover, the online retail price is for once-off users handling the day-to-day wrapping of standard items; if you want to standard make a bulk purchase at an even lower cost, this can be arranged.
Using The Brown Packaging Tape 66m With A Dispenser
While tools like dispensers will help you shave off a couple of seconds when sealing each single carton, the efficiency of the process is tied to ensuring that you get a tape that can be accommodated by the dispenser that you’re using - especially in regards to both the width and strength of the tape. There are also multiple kinds of tape dispensers available. One of the most common tools used for manual taping is the pistol grip dispenser, so let's break down how you can work with it to achieve a secure seal for your boxes.
To get started, load the Brown Packaging Tape 66m onto the reel of the dispenser, ensuring that it has properly fit into place. The sticky side of the reel should be facing downwards, that way you will be able to apply into onto the target packages. After loading it snugly into position, feed the start of the reel into the dispenser by pulling the sticky end of the Brown Packaging Tape through the thin channel/slit leading to the front of the dispenser, right into the cutting teeth. Clip it into position to secure the tape into position - some units have a lever clip for this, and you’re good to go. There are some dispensers that come with an adjustable screw design, which allows you to modify the resistance and tightness of the reel as needed. That way you can adjust how freely you want the tape to spin when dispensing it into the cartons and boxes.
When you're sealing the different packages with the Brown Packaging Tape 66m, ensure that the surface is clean. After all, you don’t want dust or dirt getting trapped under the seal. Start sealing by sticking the end of the tape to the point where you want to begin, then pull back the pistol grip along the area that is being taped. The tape runs off the reel, allowing you to set a straight seal. Once the desired length is covered, tilt the handle of the pistol grip towards the surface, and the cutting teeth will slice through the tape while leaving the next part of the tape ready, sticking out of the reel. Also, after laying the Brown Packaging Tape 66m in place, wipe it down firmly to secure it along its length. Given that most of the packaging tapes are pressure sensitive, this will help in making the seal stronger.
Common Taping Methods With The Brown Packaging Tape 66m
There is no fixed rule of how you should use the tap to seal up your packages. This will be guided by the shape and material of the boxes that you're using, and the approach that you will find to be most convenient for your needs. The manufacturer's assembly sheet for the particular boxes you’re using will also have detailed instructions on how that package should be assembled, packed and sealed. This includes the likes of the type and width of the packaging tape that you should use and their recommended taping method. There are also those boxes that will need two layers of packaging tape to be applied. Some boxes come with pre-printed numbers on the flaps, and you will be required to fold them in that specific order. As such, it is important to go through the instructions that have been included in the assembly sheet. If it did not come with the packaging, you can always follow up with the supplier and get one. This is especially if the packaging comes with performance certification, since this would be voided if the wrong approach was used for the assembly.
With that being said, some methods of sealing boxes are quite popular, and can also be used with the Brown Packaging Tape 66m. These include:
The H-seal method is one of the most tried and tested approaches for sealing boxes, and this is because it works in providing a secure seal, and is a simple approach to follow. With this method, you are able to ensure that all the seals of the box have been securely taped over, and also minimise the risk of anyone tampering with the box. This is because any attempt to remove the tape will leave marks on the box that will be clearly noticeable.
Start by sealing the bottom of the box. Fold the box flaps in place. Tape along the long joint that’s at the middle - and get some tape to run over the sides for a secure fit. This overhang adds to the strength of the seal. After securing the long flap, apply the Brown Packaging Tape 66m along the two outer edges which have the overhang. This will form a letter H, and it will secure the box.
After the box has been filled, with the required products, close it and to the shape H seal pattern for the top side.
Here, start by sealing the bottom of the box. The smaller box flaps are folded first, followed by the larger flaps. With the dispenser, apply the Brown Packaging Tape 66m to seal the folded flaps along the entire length of their joints. And just like other cases, ensure you overlap some tape over the edge of both sides of the box, in order to get a firmer seal. Once you’re done, you will notice how the tape has formed a "U" shape.
Flip the box over, place the contents of the box within it, and then repeat the taping process for the top side of the box.
Always ensure that you secure all sides of the box with the Brown Packaging Tape 66 M. Sealing the bottom, top and sides of the package is necessary instead of assuming that the delivery company will handle all your goods smoothly. As they say, better safe than sorry. You’d rather use an extra tap to secure your packages instead of dealing with the liabilities that come when your products get damaged while en route.
Ensure that the items that are in the boxes being transported are in a fixed position, and not moving around. This will prevent damages during transportation to the target destination.
How much tape will you need for your situation? Here, look into aspects such as the number of boxes being covered, as well as the method used for taping. Larger boxes will definitely require more tape. Also, approaches like aiming for one strip down the centre seam of the carton will minimise the amount of product required for the task. It also saves both time and money, which are necessary especially for cases where you’re dealing with large volumes of orders and shipments. With quality tape, one strip on the seams is all that is needed. Extra strength can still be achieved by double-tapping if the situation calls for it.
Guide To Picking The Right Packaging Tape
There are different categories of packaging tape, each with properties that make them best suited to particular applications. The first step is determining the quality of packaging tape you need for the join, then look into the type of the packaging material itself, like whether it is recycled cardboard. Other factors include the package weight, shipping distance, and the shipping conditions that the package will be ferried through. The volume of packaging that your company handles is also critical, since this will determine the quantity of packaging tape that you will need to stock up on. Here are factors you should consider when selecting the packaging tape to use for your particular situation:
The grade of the packaging tape looks at the thickness of the adhesive and film. The variations here will dictate the kind of tensile strength and holding power that you can expect from the packaging tape. Your choice of the ideal grade to work with will be therefore guided by factors such as the weight of the content, the size of the carton, as well as the production environment in which the tape is being used. The tape thickness is usually indicated in units called a 'mil'. A mil is a one-thousandth of an inch, and the thickness of the particular packaging tape will determine if it will be used for light-duty, medium or heavy-duty packaging tasks.
Here you have options that affect the overall aesthetics of the package. For instance, units like the Brown Packaging Tape 66m are popular for sealing cardboard boxes, since the colour matches or has a nice blend with them.
The quality of the seal delivered by the packaging tape will be affected by the environmental conditions like temperature and humidity. This includes the conditions at the production stage, as well as the shipping and storage locations. You want a packaging tape that can be able to withstand the conditions that it will be exposed to, in order to keep your company’s products secure.
The substrate onto which the packaging tape is being applied will impact its performance. There are different types of cartons, from those that are corrugated to those that are printed from recycled material, the thick-walled units, and even those that are printed and waxed. Differently, each of the materials has its advantages when it comes to the packaging process, and the suitability to handle the products being shipped. However, they will also affect how well the tape adheres to the surface, and as such guide the decision in the type of packaging tape that you will go for.
Some of the common types of packaging tape for different substrates include:
Standard acrylic tape - This kind of tape doesn’t yellow and can be used when sealing white or coloured boxes.
Standard rubber - Here you get to benefit from the heat and chemical-resistant properties, and the tape will quickly bond with the surface.
Standard hot melt tape - This type of tape has been designed to instantly stick to mailers and boxes, where an immediate seal is needed, and it will also be resistant to tears or splitting
Heavy-duty strapping - This is used to strap together heavy boxes, and costs less than using metal or plastic tapes for the task.
Messaging tape - This specifically refers to the tape that comes with pre-printed information. For instance, your company may want to include instructions on how to handle the package, or a custom message for the recipient.
Label protection - The tape here is placed on package labels in order to protect them from environmental factors like moisture, solvents and other liquids that could be encountered during the shipping process.
Other factors to consider when going over the packaging tape options are the weight of the package itself; the stability of the contents that will be in the package, since if they will be shifting around, there will be more stress exerted on the seal; the width and length of the box; the strength of the carton or box, since the entire package and the tape included should be able to withstand any rough handling, especially when multiple boxes and involved; as well as the mode of shipping that will be used - since individual handling will result in more pressure being put on the seal.
The two general ways of applying the tape to the packages are manually - like when you work with a hand-held dispenser, and automated, where you work with an automatic case sealer. If you'll be using the packaging tape to manually seal your items, then you want to particularly look for a product that can be easily unwound, delivers a good tack to ensure it has a firm grip especially on corrugated surfaces, and that the film itself is strong enough that way you wouldn’t have to worry about it stretching and getting broken in the middle of the application. An extra factor to weigh in here is the 'noise' made when using the tape, since if you’re working close to other people you may want to consider getting tapes that are considered a bit quieter. With the packaging tapes that are applied automatically, it’s important that they are easy to unwind, otherwise tape breakage will lead to lots of losses of product since there will be an increased risk of the tape getting stretched and torn. Instant adhesion also comes in handy for those establishments where cartons should be immediately palletized.
The quality and performance of the packaging tape that you go for all comes down to its ability to be easy to use, and strong enough to handle the demands of the production and distribution network. That way it can speed up your operations as you prepare the different packages for shipping, and last all through the transit process to the recipient.
Picking A Packaging Tape Dispenser
When using products like the Brown Packaging Tape 66m, applying it with a dispenser can enhance the efficiency of your operations. The choice of dispenser you make will determine how fast the operations go. With the handheld dispenser like the pistol grip unit, you get to move around flexibly, and have more direct control over how much Brown Packaging Tape 66m is being used in each instance. Certainly, it beats the traditional mode of working with scissors, even when you’re dealing with a few boxes. It's also easy to carry around, making it easier when you want to move from one room to another or between projects. In fact, whenever mobility is a priority, then these are pretty handy units to have around.
Carousel-Style Tape Dispensers on the other hand are used for small or speciality packaging. They are also powered, and where there are multiple pieces of already cut tape that are on the rotating carousel. They are typically used in applications like wrapping up flower stems, gifts, harnessing wires and cords, and also when you want to tape the necks of small bags. Definite Length Tape Dispensers come in when you’re handling high volumes of packages. They are a common feature for ecommerce businesses, as well as industrial plants where there are lots of repetitive packaging tasks. Here, you get to avoid the guesswork involved with each box, determining how much tape is needed for each item. Instead, you get to ensure that only the exact length of Brown Packaging Tape 66m gets cut and dispensed. This is beneficial in reducing wastage and saving time during the packaging process. All this is done at the touch of a button, adding to the efficiency of the process. Such dispensers come in semi-automatic and fully automatic versions. The former is suitable for on-demand usage, while the latter is intended for continuous use.
Like any other item you stock up on for your packaging processes, you want to ensure that you get the ideal price that won’t end up straining your operating budget. Going over options from different online retailers, dealers, or even the manufacturers themselves, will enable you to gauge the right range for the particular packaging tape dispenser that you want for your company’s processes. Reviews left behind by customers who have previously used the products will also show you how reliable a particular brand is, as well as the quality of their customer service in case there are issues with the dispenser. After all, should there be a defect with a particular dispenser that you have purchased, you'll want to be dealing with a company that has open channels for you to get the issue addressed. When choosing between the different types of dispensers, compare the specs of the product with the packaging needs and processes used in your company. Of course, the higher the capacity of the dispenser, as well as the speed of operations, the higher the price tag it will come with - but this will be offset by the savings you will make during the life of the dispenser since it will improve the overall efficiency of your packaging processes.
Troubleshooting - When the Packaging Tape Doesn't Stick
During packing, a common issue that affects the different industries is the tape selected failing to stick in some situations. This is caused by the choice of tape, and the condition in which it is being used. For instance, if it is too cold, the adhesives may fail. On the other hand, very high temperatures and humidity levels can result in the tape losing adhesion. As such, it is important to work with a tape that has been particularly designed for the environment in which it will be used. For instance, with the Brown Packaging Tape 66m under review, which functions well in high temperatures, it should not be used in frozen or wet conditions.
Let's get into some Chemistry to explain the effect of cold temperatures on packaging tape. These conditions affect the viscoelastic property of the tape. This basically refers to how elastic and viscous a material is. Tapes need this property to bond well with the surface onto which they are applied. At low temperatures, especially when it gets to sub-freezing levels, the tape loses this ability. This is caused but the cold making the adhesive to become brittle, instead of remaining soft and flexible. The adhesives end up failing to properly flow into the cartons; or boxes' corrugated surface, essentially becoming impossible to form a secure bond.
An additional reason why tapes can fail to stick is that it is already too old, or it has been stored in unconducive temperatures. When purchasing packaging tape, check how long it will be viable. Also plan for adequate packaging tape that will meet your delivery volume, so that you don’t end up storing too much for too long. Granted, proper storage will enable the packaging tape to maintain its adhesion. It should be kept in a cool and dry place, in temperatures ranging between 4 and 27°C, and a relative humidity of 40 to 50%. The tape should also be stored away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
An extra step you can take is to leave the rolls of tape in its packaging until it is time to use it. With a 'first in, first out' approach, the rolls of tape that were obtained first get to be used, in the order that they came.
Removing The Packaging Tape
When it comes to the disposal of the products, the cartons and the tape on them can be recycled together. You don’t need to extract the tape. However, the recycling process will be more efficient if you were to separate them. If you want to take this extra step, start by peeling off a short length of the Brown Packaging Tape from the carton. The rest will easily come off by you holding the loose end of the tape with one hand, and the carton with the other hand, and pulling back along the direction that the tape is stuck. In just one smooth, fluid motion, you will be able to separate the tape from the box. In case there are sections of the tape crossing over each other - such as for the case of the joins or corners, ensure that the tape you’re pulling off is the one at the top.
There are cases where you will want to remove tape residue from the surfaces that it has secured. The approach you take here will depend on the particular material involved. Usually, warm and soapy water will suffice to deal with the residue. However, if it still stubbornly refuses to budge, you can kick things up a notch and use alcohol or methylated spirit for the task. Simply rub a bit of the solvent onto the target surface, and it will lift off the residue. Certainly, you first need to ensure that the surface you’re working on won’t be harmed by the solvents being used.
Meet Your Packaging Needs
With quality packaging tape, you will be able to secure your products for shipping and storage. We’re here to help you stock up on the supply of Brown Packaging Tape 66m that your business needs. Our prices are flexible, and we also have suitable deals for our B2B clients, including companies that are seeking a bulk supply of packaging tape. Get in touch to secure special deals for larger quantities, to get optimal value for your budget.